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New Zealand interested in AUKUS cooperation in non-nuclear tech

Defense chief says country eyeing cybersecurity, AI, quantum computing

New Zealand Defense Minister Andrew Little tells Nikkei his country has an interest in eventually cooperating with the U.S., U.K. and Australia in technologies that might lead to breaking encryptions. (Photo by Rurika Imahashi)

SINGAPORE -- New Zealand is interested in cooperating with Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. under their trilateral security framework known as AUKUS in nonnuclear areas such as artificial intelligence, if hurdles are cleared, Defense Minister Andrew Little said on Friday.

Little made the remark during an interview with Nikkei on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue security council, which starts the same day in Singapore.

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